Project Encore

Schola Cantorum on Hudson kicked of its 15th Anniversary Season with the global launch of Project Encore, a searchable database of choral works that have been premiered, but have not garnered significant additional performances. The database, accessible on SCH’s newly revamped website, is designed to facilitate integration of new compositions into choral programming by providing detailed information about new works, links to composer and publisher websites, sound files and sample pages of scores. Schola Cantorum on Hudson has established a formalized submission process that enables composers to submit one composition per calendar quarter for possible inclusion in the Project Encore database. A review panel comprised of well-respected professionals in the international choral community will evaluate and, subsequently, recommend new postings from the body of works submitted. SCH supports the database initiative by committing to include Project Encore works as a major portion of its season programming. Music education has been a cornerstone of SCH’s outreach from its inception. In addition to the Cantorum Young Singers and Choral Scholar Programs, SCH’s innovative Member Inreach program offers classes in vocal technique, performance presentation, assertive sight-singing and ensemble skills.Through its annual Ethnic Celebration Series, along with new initiatives including Project Encore and the Featured Composer Program, SCH promotes expansive repertoire awareness. SCH also provides opportunities for professional soloists within the group to develop artistically through involvement in the Schola Sings Solo cast.


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